Earlier this week, a motorcycle accident in Pacific Beach led to a driver’s arrest and put a motorcyclist in the hospital. According to San Diego Talk Radio, this past weekend a number of DUI checkpoints were set up throughout San Diego. Over the Cinco de Mayo holiday weekend, the city worried that celebrations from the holiday might lead to increased incidents of drinking and driving. The DUI checkpoints were intended to monitor for these drunk drivers.
However, the motorcycle accident in Pacific Beach actually happened in front of a police officer, according to a local CBS 8 station. The motorcyclist attempted to make a left turn when a driver in an automobile hit him from behind. The driver was taken into custody. He currently faces DUI charges for his role in the accident. While no specific information about the motorcyclist has been released, the California Highway Patrol expects to have more information in the coming days.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you could be entitled to compensation. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can discuss your case with you today. Although we can never be fully prepared for drunk drivers, the recent accident raises concerns about motorcycle safety here in California. Are you safe on your motorcycle?